Synopses & Reviews
Bestselling author Frederick Forsyth follows the success of his latest work, The Negotiator, with this major thriller rich in color and suspense. Longtime British Intelligence operative Sam McCready must recount the most intricate cases of his career at a credibility hearing, after he is abruptly handed his walking papers. "A rolling good read".--New York Times Book Review.
Sam McCready serves Britain as Chief of Covert Operations for the Secret Intelligence Service. He's competent, dedicated, in his prime. Why then this push to get him out?
The options are painful -- early retirement or an administrative backwater. But he has one other option: it's a wild card, confrontational, risky.
Risky because McCready knows too much. He senses the move is more about destabilizing SIS than settling a score with him. Who wants him out, and why? And what happens if he refuses to go quietly?